Extinction and Livestock International Conference

The Extinction and Livestock international conference is being held on 5th/6th October 2017 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, and will examine how we can transform our global food and farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals. World-class speakers will outline the big issues and suggest solutions. The conference will bring together diverse interests and Read more about Extinction and Livestock International Conference[…]

Launch of “A people’s food policy”

Today sees the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations including the UK Food Group. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community Read more about Launch of “A people’s food policy”[…]

New Sustain’s briefing on post-Brexit farming

Sustain’s new briefing presents principles and policies that would deliver better food and farming when the UK  leaves the European Common Agriculture Policy. It recommends that the next Government should retain taxpayer support for farmers post-Brexit, but replace the old two pillar EU system with a new four-part deal for farming based on payments for public Read more about New Sustain’s briefing on post-Brexit farming[…]

Stopping the factory farming machine

Marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Compassion in World Farming’s will launch a new campaign, STOPTHEMACHINE at London’s Natural History Museum on Monday 22 May.   STOPTHEMACHINE will demonstrate how lands and waters once teeming with life are now over-farmed, over-fished and denuded to feed billions of farm animals crammed into cruel factory farms. Informed Read more about Stopping the factory farming machine[…]

Landworkers’ Alliance launches post-Brexit Agriculture Policy recommendations

The Landworkers’ Alliance launched its post-Brexit agriculture policy recommendations outside Defra’s offices in London on Friday 21st April. Featuring a dining table promoting the high-quality fresh produce of its members, the launch highlighted the need for small-scale and family farmers to be offered a ‘place at the table’ in upcoming negotiations over the future of UK Read more about Landworkers’ Alliance launches post-Brexit Agriculture Policy recommendations[…]

The UK Food Group announces its new Coordinator

  The UK Food Group announces its new Co-ordinator   The UK Food Group*, the UK civil society network concerned with global food and farming issues, is pleased to announce the appointment of María Arce-Moreira as its new Co-ordinator. Maria will be responsible for driving forward the work of the network, strengthening its activities and Read more about The UK Food Group announces its new Coordinator[…]

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Brexit government urged to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good.

Over 80 organisations have signed a letter to David Davis and Theresa May to stress the important implications of Brexit on food and farming. With many of the UK’s food and farming policies and subsidies being defined at EU level, the UK government now has an opportunity to reshape these to ensure that taxpayers money Read more about Brexit government urged to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good.[…]

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Investing in agriculture for food sovereignty

How can we get investment that primarily improves food provision and livelihoods instead of just increasing corporate profit, that supports ecological and biodiverse production rather than degrading the environment, that is based in land and seed rights not in dispossessing them? How can we ensure that small-scale food producers and those most vulnerable to hunger Read more about Investing in agriculture for food sovereignty[…]